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Deadly Snakes Reading Passages and Worksheets



Your students will love learning all about deadly snakes with this high-interest, informational set of Close Reading Shortcuts! This resource includes everything that you need for a full week of reading activities with a snake theme. Your students will read all about fascinating boa constrictors, black mambas, king cobras, saw-scaled vipers, and rattlesnakes. Engaging for students and NO PREP for teachers!

Please see the PREVIEW above for an idea of everything included!

This packet has everything you need for a complete, successful informational text reading unit.

Close Reading Shortcuts are the perfect setup for quick, high-interest reading activities! 1/2 of each page is an informational reading passage, and the other 1/2 page has questions based on the passage. They can be used as morning work, reading centers, daily homework, and more!

This packet includes 5 Close Reading Shortcut passages and question sheets:

  • King Cobra
  • Boa Constrictor
  • Saw-Scaled Viper
  • Rattlesnake
  • Black Mamba

A student annotation guide and answer sheets are also included.

This packet is perfect for learning about fascinating deadly snakes, a mini science unit, or a fun informational reading unit!

Click HERE to see the complete CLOSE READING TOOLKIT, which includes a video, posters, annotation guide, differentiated passage, Close Reading printables, and more!

Looking for MORE CLOSE READING packets? Here you go:
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Shelly Rees


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